#1's

#1's

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by Diana Ross & the Supremes
     
 

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Surprisingly, very few artists can float a digital-age collection of number one singles without resorting to trickery involving foreign countries or obscure charts. The Beatles had little trouble (The Beatles 1) and Elvis Presley managed both a disc of number ones (See more details below

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Surprisingly, very few artists can float a digital-age collection of number one singles without resorting to trickery involving foreign countries or obscure charts. The Beatles had little trouble (The Beatles 1) and Elvis Presley managed both a disc of number ones (Elvis: 30 #1 Hits) and one of number twos (2nd to None), but Michael Jackson bent the rules so far that calling his disc Number Ones is tantamount to consumer fraud. Additionally, a collection of number one singles may not be the best representation of an artist's career; the Elvis volume included nothing from his Sun years, and the Beatles' set skipped "Strawberry Fields Forever." The #1's, Motown's collection of chart-toppers by Diana Ross & the Supremes, fares much better. It benefits from two Supremes characteristics: as a pop group through and through, their biggest hits were often their best songs, and, with the help of the solo Diana Ross, they spent a long time on the charts (nearly 20 years separates the Supremes' debut at the top from Ross' last number one single). While Motown's separate volumes on Diana Ross and the Supremes (in the Ultimate Collection series) remain the best source for a single-disc picture of either act, The #1's works remarkably well. It includes 19 number one pop singles (13 from the group, six from the solo Ross), plus various number ones on the R&B and dance charts, and there aren't any glaring omissions. Granted, fans of early Motown can't live without the girl-group chestnuts "Buttered Popcorn" and "Your Heart Belongs to Me," while those who enjoy latter-day Ross won't find "One More Chance" or "Why Do Fools Fall in Love?" -- but of course, this collection wasn't created with them in mind. For the group who recorded more hit singles during the '60s than any other act except the Beatles, and for one of the reigning solo artists of the '70s, The #1's is a worthy tribute.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/03/2004
Label:
Utv Records
UPC:
0602498610022
catalogNumber:
000136802

Tracks

  1. Where Did Our Love Go  -  Supremes
  2. Baby Love  -  Supremes
  3. Come See About Me  -  Supremes
  4. Stop! In the Name of Love  -  Supremes
  5. Back in My Arms Again  -  Supremes
  6. I Hear a Symphony  -  Supremes
  7. You Can't Hurry Love  -  Supremes
  8. You Keep Me Hangin' On  -  Supremes
  9. Love Is Here and Now You're Gone  -  Supremes
  10. The Happening  -  Supremes
  11. Reflections  -  Supremes
  12. Love Child  -  Supremes
  13. I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
  14. Someday We'll Be Together  -  Supremes
  15. Stoned Love  -  Supremes
  16. Ain't No Mountain High Enough
  17. Touch Me in the Morning
  18. Do You Know Where You're Going To? (Theme from Mahogany)
  19. Love Hangover
  20. The Boss
  21. Upside Down
  22. I'm Coming Out
  23. Endless Love
  24. You Keep Me Hangin' On  -  Supremes

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Diana Ross & the Supremes   Primary Artist
Diana Ross   Indexed Contributor
Jean Terrell   Vocals
Johnny Bristol   Vocals

Technical Credits

Lionel Richie   Composer,Producer
Bernard Edwards   Composer,Producer
Gerry Goffin   Composer
Gene Page   Arranger,String Arrangements
Nile Rodgers   Composer,Producer
R. Dean Taylor   Composer
Frank deVol   Composer
Wade Marcus   Arranger
John Davis   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Clan   Producer
Jerry Ross   Composer
Nick Ashford   Composer,Producer,rhythm arrangement
Tom Baird   Arranger,Producer
David Blumberg   Arranger
Johnny Bristol   Composer,Producer
Ray Chew   rhythm arrangement
Hal Davis   Producer
Lamont Dozier   Composer,Producer
Clay Drayton   Arranger
Harvey Fuqua   Composer
Kenny Gamble   Composer
Berry Gordy   Executive Producer
Lee Holdridge   Arranger
Eddie Holland   Composer
Brian Holland   Composer,Producer
Leon Huff   Composer
Michael Masser   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Marilyn McLeod   Composer
Deke Richards   Composer
Paul Riser   Arranger
Pam Sawyer   Composer
Valerie Simpson   Composer,Producer,rhythm arrangement
David Van De Pitte   Arranger
Ron Miller   Composer
Brian Chin   Liner Notes
Frank Wilson   Composer
Mathieu Bitton   Art Direction
Yennik Samoht   Composer
Jackey Beavers   Composer
Almighty Associates   Producer,Remixing
Ryan Null   Photo Coordination
Frank Beaty Wilson   Producer

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